I am thinking about installing a large propane heater in our weekend only cabin. We currently have a small direct vent heater in a back bedroom but use it only when we are there. When it is cold, it takes the wood stove half a day to get the temperature to the point where it is somewhat comfortable.
Empire has a vent free heater that would be great since I would put it in the middle of the cabin and not have to worry about drilling holes in the logs. I can't get comforable with the idea of not venting a propane heater, however. Our cabin is a 1 1/2 story 20' x 30' and it isn't super tight but I am still leary about the thought of going to sleep at night with something like this running. Does anyone have an experience with these heaters?
Has anyone ever heard of a heater that will vent down through the floor? I would much rather drill a large hole in the floor than through 8" logs and it would fit better in the middle of the room.
The third option is to install a properly sized direct vent heater and put a low temp thermostat in it and keep it running at +/- 35 degree all the time. Any idea how much propane an 18,000 BTU heater would run through per week doing this?
Thanks for the feedback.